Kosher Wine Guides

Toys For The Oenophile

Aerating systems, foil cutters, cork extractors: gadgets galore to enhance your wine experience.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/18/2016 (All day)

Wine is one of life’s simple pleasures, sure. Wine accouterments — not so simple. Turns out there there are a dizzying number of wine toys, gadgets and accessories marketed to help us enjoy drinking it.

The Coravin Model Eight wine preservation device.

You Gotta Know The Terroir-tory

To stay competitive in the U.S. market, Israeli vintners focus on their country’s unique climate conditions.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/18/2016 (All day)

It’s been a long time coming, but the evidence is beginning to mount: Israeli wines are making their mark. Exports from Israel to the U.S. and global markets are up, sales are seen as “very strong” and the tastemakers of the wine world are taking note and giving high marks to Israeli vintages.

Because of Israel’s many micro-climates, “Every winery is planting new varieties,” says Carmel Winery’s Adam Montefiore.

A Top-Chef Passover

A celebration of (culinary) freedom, with wines to match, courtesy of three of N.Y.’s finest.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/18/2016 (All day)

I n the traditional Jewish liturgy, Passover is referred to as the “Festival of Matzah, the time of our freedom.” But while the holiday may be about freedom, at times it can feel like it’s only about matzah, and its dietary restrictions can certainly make eaters and drinkers feel anything but free.

“Twice Chai Garlic Chicken,” top, from Abigael’s on Broadway’s chef-owner Jeff Nathan.

New Moves For Napa’s Kosher Wine King

Hagafen’s Ernie Weir is branching out to private label wines and a crowdsourcing marketplace.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/18/2016 (All day)

For nearly four decades, California’s Napa Valley has been home to some of the best kosher wines in the world. Most of them have been made by one man — Ernie Weir, the founder of Hagafen Cellars. Located at the southern end of Napa Valley’s famous Silverado Trail (one of the valley’s main wine tourism routes), Hagafen is housed in a picturesque set of stone and plaster buildings, next to a green, leafy vineyard, with purple-topped mountains hovering in the distance.

Going organic: Weir has become increasingly involved in the organic viticulture movement. Jim Heaphy

‘The Sweet Spot Is $65’

Welcome to the fast-growing high-end kosher wine market.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/18/2016 (All day)

When it comes to gauging the health of the high-end kosher wine market, Andrew Breskin is the canary in the wine cellar, so to speak: The healthier the market for pricey kosher wines, the busier Breskin is.

Importer-broker Andrew Breskin, left, JCommerce’s Dovid Perelman and Royal  Wine’s Jay Buchsbaum.

The One-Man Kosher Bordeaux Revolution

Meet Christophe Bardeau, who took up a new challenge and became a game-changer.

Special To The Jewish Week
03/18/2016 (All day)

Serendipity often plays a large role in wine production — stumbling upon the right bit of soil, having just the right weather during the growing season or the harvest can make all the difference between producing a merely good and a great wine.  The serendipity, too, of meeting just the right people at just the right time can tip the balance in shaping a wine, or a winery.

“For me, winemaking is more a question of spirit,” says Christophe Bardeau. The quality of grapes, he says, determines how good

Kosher Wine Guide 2016

‘The Sweet Spot Is $65’
A Top-Chef Passover
Toys For The Oenophile
Plus The Top 18 Lists

03/18/2016 (All day)
Kosher Wine Guide 2016

Kosher Wine Guide

Is The Kosher Label A 'Golden' Handcuff? The Terrain In Spain; The French Fight Back; The Top 18 Lists; Whites $18 & Over; Reds Under $25; Sweet Wines; Israeli Wines And More

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